Search Results: "Wilborn Hampton"


BOOK REVIEW

UP CLOSE: BABE RUTH by Wilborn Hampton
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 19, 2009

"The 'big, moon-shaped, snub-nosed face' of Babe Ruth will forever be a part of baseball lore, and this work does credit to the player of legend. (foreword, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10 & up)"
Celebrating his subject as "the greatest player ever to step on a baseball diamond," Hampton ably reports the "comic opera [and] grand drama" that was the career of George Herman Ruth. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A good match with Ibtisam Barakat's Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood (2007). (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In his 40 as a journalist, Hampton says, there has not been a single week without some story from the Middle East. Read full book review >

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HORTON FOOTE by Wilborn Hampton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"More reverential than critical."
Fawning biography of playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote (1916-2009). Read full book review >

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ELVIS PRESLEY by Wilborn Hampton
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2007

"Young people who want to know who the King was will find out, and their parents and grandparents will rediscover their sorrow that 'Elvis has left the building.' (source notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-14)"
A deeply engaging biography, written by someone who clearly loved Elvis and wants to share his story with a new generation. Read full book review >

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KALE TO THE QUEEN by Nell Hampton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"A charming debut foodie cozy with a gutsy heroine, a neat little mystery, and the requisite appended recipes."
A chef's dream job may be the death of her. Read full book review >

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Sex, Suicide and Serotonin by Debbie Hampton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2016

"This earnest memoir about healing sometimes meanders but eventually finds its voice."
A divorced mother attempts suicide and suffers a brain injury in this debut book about trauma and recovery. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 1992

"As such, a joy. (B&w photos—not seen.)"
A vastly enjoyable excursion into American obsessions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 1994

"Exciting and fair-minded: the definitive account of a dark hour in American history. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A comprehensive, meticulously researched history of the 1877 war between the Nez Perce and the US government. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2001

"Far more worthy than the celebrity-driven narratives of recent seasons, this is an exceptionally valuable addition to the popular literature surrounding WWII."
An extraordinary tale of bravery under fire and the will to endure. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Fancher's writing is long on whimsy but short on humor."
Bizarre stories, some bordering on the absurd and others going over the border. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT by Dan Hampton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2017

"A celebration of a heroic feat sure to interest fans of aviation history."
A historic flight recounted in vivid detail. Read full book review >